The FBI is investigating threats made against 18 Jewish Community Centers in New York on Sunday.
Jewish Community Centers offers social, educational, and athletic programs for adults and kids. The anonymous threats were not specific, but did mention bombs. New York State Director of Emergency Management Michael Kopy would not reveal which centers were targeted, but did say the threats were sent to people with Jewish Community Center email addresses. Similar threats were also sent to Jewish Community Centers in other parts of the country, The Associated Press reports.
On Sunday morning, about 100 people were evacuated from the Albany Jewish Community Center, which was searched by police officers and dogs. "These types of situations are so ugly and so unfortunate," Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said. "What's worse is we're seeing more and more of them. We've had about 42 incidents of anti-Semitism in this state this past couple of months, so it's not getting better. It's only getting worse."